American Express announces exclusive cashback and lounge perks for Vivid 2018

Posted: 15 May 2018 5:11 pm

Score credits as you spend, save with exclusive discounts and enjoy the best view in the house at Vivid Sydney 2018.

The countdown to Vivid Sydney 2018 is on! Kicking off on 25 May 2018, the three-week festival will transform Sydney into a technicoloured wonderland of lights and installations. And in good news for American Express cardholders, Amex has once again joined forces with Vivid Sydney to offer cardholders exclusive perks! Although some of the benefits won't kick in until Vivid starts, Amex card members can take advantage of a bunch of cashback offers starting from today.

Relax in the American Express lounge

You can escape the crowds and enjoy one of the best views of the Vivid lights at the exclusive American Express lounge. Located at the Cruise Bar Rooftop on level 3 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, you can indulge in some complimentary food and drinks while taking in incredible panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House.

Card members can bring one guest to the lounge (unless you have an Amex Platinum or Centurion card, then you can bring two guests). Just make sure to show your card at the entry to get access to the lounge on the night!

Score cashback offers with partnered brands

The perks don’t end at the lounge either. Amex is also treating its cardholders to a bunch of cashback offers, allowing you to get more bang for your buck whether you’re booking dinner, catching public transport or seeing the lights from Taronga Zoo during the Vivid festival.

BrandCashback offer
David JonesSpend $50 or more in one transaction and get $10 credit. Limited to the first 50,000 cards to save the offer.
Taronga ZooSpend $20 or more in one transaction and get $10 credit. Limited to the first 30,000 cards to save the offer.
TransportSpend $10 or more in one transaction and get $5 credit. Available when you tap your Amex card on an Opal reader on Sydney Ferries F1-F8 or Sydney Light Rail L1. Limited to the first 30,000 cards to save the offer.
DimmiSpend $50 or more in one transaction and get $20 credit. Sync your card with Dimmi, log in and book a participating restaurant at Limited to the first 25,000 bookings.

Each of these cashback offers is available for eligible cardholders who register for the offers between 15 May 2018 and 30 June 2018.

Experience Vivid at Taronga Zoo for less

As well as the cashback offer, there are also a few other exclusive perks for Amex cardholders experiencing Vivid at Taronga Zoo. For 23 nights over Vivid, Taronga Zoo will be home to Light For the Wild, which includes spectacular light sculptures as well as talks and tours centred around wildlife conservation.

You can score a 10% discount on Lights for the Wild tickets, a complimentary Sky Pass for the Sky Safari Cable Car and you can reserve a table at The View restaurant. If you’re splurging for Roar & Snore tickets during Vivid, you can also get another 10% discount if you use your American Express card to pay for the tickets.

Want to create your perfect Vivid Sydney 2018 bucket list? From Vivid LIVE performances by the likes of Ice Cube and Solange Knowles to talks with some of the world’s leading scientists, artists and designers, check out our comprehensive guide to Vivid Sydney to get inspired!
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